USCG Locates Debris Field, EPIRB, but No Signs of Crew, Vessel off St George

The Cutter Morganthau, pictured here, arrived on scene to continue the search for the f/v Destination and her crew. Image-USCG

The Cutter Morganthau, pictured here, arrived on scene to continue the search for the f/v Destination and her crew. Image-USCG

The United States Coast Guard has reported that they have discovered a debris field in the waters northwest of St. George in the area where they received an EPIRB signal early on Saturday morning from the f/v Destination.

Although they discovered buoys, a life ring and the EPIRB, there have been no signs of the six crewmembers from the vessel.

A HC-130 Hercules responded to the area of the signal mid-morning on Saturday, followed by two MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters early on Saturday afternoon. They along with searchers from St George continue to search for signs of life along the shoreline from the crew of the Seattle-based vessel.

The Coast Guard Cutter Morganthau, homeported in Honolulu, Hawaii, dispatched from Dutch Harbor, and arrived on the scene on Sunday morning to further take up the search.